Thursday, 21 April 2011


Whilst others are recording migrants such as Ring Ouzel, Wheatear, Garganey and Osprey i have found things grinding to a halt on the birding front. We spent the beginning of Easter week in Kristiansand which was very enjoyable but allowed no time for birding despite its proximity to some of Norway's premium sites such as Lista.
Some mild excitement came on Wednesday as we drove north. A stop for a leg stretch revealed Buzzard and Sparrowhawk and best of all my first Swallow of the year. In Tønsberg i visited Presterødkilen which is a shallow bay surrounded by reeds and here i added Wigeon and Common Scoter to my year list. Other birds here were good numbers of Shelduck and a few Teal, Goldeneye, Eider, Goosander and Merganser.

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